WD My Book World Edition – Network and how I got burned

wdfmybook_world_1n_big_1I have a plethora of USB drives and network drives to store data around the home and at the office.  I purchased the MyBook World Edition Network drive with the intent to store data over the wire.  The device  has a USB port on it and I ASSUMED I could plug in directly and make it a USB drive to transfer files from my computer.  So, I recently tried to load one with about 500 gigs of data to store offsite.  The device would not mount on any of my computers and after a while I got quite frustrated.

I then tried to plug it into the WD tv, and it failed there too.

After RE-reading the webiste I learned that the USB port on most of these devices is to extend the drives storage and not as a port to connect computer.  So the lesson – when purchasing external storage devices be sure HOW you can transfer data – and trust me it is worth the extra $10 to get the ones with the additional transfer methods.

Don’t get burned – read the Specifications and don’t assume.

James

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About J.D.

Passionate about CrossFit, mindset, bettering each other, technology, and the intersection of cybersecurity with products. The online views and posts represent my journey of discovery and learning.
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